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Things to work on from the Leila workshop today:

-- working the standing leg as well as the free leg
-- traveling and turning pelvic circles, keeping it floaty; ending with a hip up into a little knee-up arabasque
-- attitude up in releve, holding, and releasing down into a shimmy
-- using the weight into the feet as an accent
-- using abs for forward pelvic drops, speeding up into a shimmy
-- pelvic rock on top of a "pony" step forward and back, accenting either forward or back
--- moving in a circle, keeping one foot stationary and rotating around it with an accent on the back step (a la Aziza)
-- touch and rock forward, then step (a la Dahlia)
-- 3/4 shimmy under a camel traveling sideways (lead with a cross-over foot instead of stepping directly to the side)
-- keeping strict time with shimmy; supporting and driving shimmy with inner thigh muscles (a la Nagua Fouad)

Date: 2012-03-26 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adam-0oo.livejournal.com
We need picture or video examples of these.

Date: 2012-03-27 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superdaintykate.livejournal.com
So do I, before I forget what the hell I was talking about.

Date: 2012-03-27 05:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superdaintykate.livejournal.com
Here's a gorgeous performance by Leila, which includes the pelvic-lock shimmy (3:45). That skirt is brilliant.

Date: 2012-03-27 01:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adam-0oo.livejournal.com
Neat trick!

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